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Winter Downs special offer! #kindle #crimefiction #offers

This is a great cosy crime series if you haven’t discovered it yet, from winner of the Arnold Bennett Award Jan Edwards.

Jan Edwards

With A Case of Murder : Bunch Courtney Investigation #4  scheduled for later this year now would be a good time to catch up on the rest of this award winning ww2 crime series.Winter Downs (A Bunch Courtney Investigation Book 1)

“Bunch Courtney stumbles upon the body of Jonathan Frampton in a woodland clearing. Is this a case of suicide, or is it murder? Bunch is determined to discover the truth but can she persuade the dour Chief Inspector Wright to take her seriously? n January of 1940 a small rural community on the Sussex Downs, already preparing for invasion from across the Channel, finds itself deep in the grip of a snowy landscape, with an ice-cold killer on the loose.”

With that in mind the Kindle version of Winter Downs is available now on Amazon uk for just 99pAmazon.com kindle store for just $1.24! 

The paperback is also on sale at .UK for a…

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Review of Freecycling for Beginners by Misha Herwin

I loved this and found it harder to put down as time went on. There is a sense of real jeopardy and you fear for the characters and will them to succeed.

The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors 3 review

The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors 3 by Peter Coleborn and Jan Edwards My rating: 5 of 5 stars Any anthology is a bit like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get inside. And a horror anthology comes with a frisson of fear, a touch of M.R. James’s “pleasing terror”.… Continue reading The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors 3 review

Please Miss The Cat Ate It @razumova @Chataboutbooks1 @Mishaherwin @SamanthaLHowe @KTScribbles @BarryLillie1 @penkhullpress #amwriting #…

We have all come up with those excuses for lost/unwritten/forgotten homework – or even just missed phone calls home, and I just knew I had to  tender…Please Miss The Cat Ate It @razumova @Chataboutbooks1 @Mishaherwin @SamanthaLHowe @KTScribbles @BarryLillie1 @penkhullpress #amwriting #…

New cover for The Girl from the Sea

I’m so happy to reveal the new cover for the eBook and paperback editions of The Girl from the Sea. I’ve been sharing it all over the place, and I wanted to thank the artist, Greta Paliulyte, who has done such a wonderful job. I feel the cover works really well alongside the great artwork… Continue reading New cover for The Girl from the Sea

Review of Island of Fear: The Third Adventure of Letty Parker by Misha Herwin

Island of Fear by Misha Herwin This book drops you straight into the action and never lets up. Feisty young heroine Letty Parker runs her own detective agency in the English west country city of Bristol - but this is an alternative Bristol, newly escaped from the thrall of the Dark Ones, where gargoyles come… Continue reading Review of Island of Fear: The Third Adventure of Letty Parker by Misha Herwin

Nissen v Nissan – the joys of spellchecking @mishaherwin @rasumova @ktscribbles #amwriting #dyslexia

This! The curse of autocorrect. My other “favourite” thing is when it corrects everything to US spelling.

Jan Edwards

Because of my dyslexia I do keep the spellchecking function on as a matter of course but Microsoft and other software/social media sites can make this incredibly frustrating.

I have watched as Word especially (though Facebook can be as guilty) will change a word, without red-underlining it, not just once but several times after I have gone back and altered it.

These anomalies can often be put down to syntax – i.e. when writing dialogue where characters are not speaking in grammatically correct sentences.

At other times it is down to the software’s limited dictionary. I always have Word in the UK, rather than US, spelling and language mode but still have occasions when it throws a wobbly over Z versus S.

Because The Bunch Courtney Investigations are a crime series set in WW2 the number of ‘unrecognised’ words rises by some margin.

Today it was ‘Nissen’, as in Nissen hut. I was typing fairly…

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SFF REVIEWS bundle from StoryOrigin

Free books to review Find your next favourite books from StoryOrigin. From 1-30 September you can get copies of any and all of the books on the page below to review for free. We’re looking at all kinds of Fantasy and Science Fiction in a bundle from authors across the world. Click on the link… Continue reading SFF REVIEWS bundle from StoryOrigin